Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus. Come, O Come, Emmanuel. Christmas is all about inviting Christ into our hearts, our homes, and our lives. At the same time, it is Christ’s invitation to us to accept the good news the angels proclaimed 2000 years ago: “And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.’ ” Luke 2:10-11.
This Christmas Jesus invites us again into a relationship with Him that can change our lives. Today, extend Christ the invitation found in the Christmas carol O Little Town of Bethlehem,
“O holy Child of Bethlehem,
descend to us, we pray;
cast out our sin, and enter in,be born in us today.”